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CLO praises Gov. Emmanuel’s moves for peace at UNIUYO

Franklyn Isong

Dennis Udoma

The Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Akwa Ibom State has commended Governor Udom Emmanuel’s moves towards improving the worsening security situation at the University of Uyo (UNIUYO).
This is coming a week after the institution’s female hostels were randomly attacked by suspected cultists operating within the Town and main university campuses in the metropolis.
Though no life was lost during the security infractions at the institution but, it was learnt the hoodlums carted away valuable items belonging to the female students.
State Chairman of Civil Liberties Organization, Mr Franklyn Isong, during a briefing with newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday condemned the frequent attacks on students saying, the governor’s effort towards addressing Uniuyo’s security lapses was a step in the right direction.
He noted that, the riots act issued to both students and management by Governor Emmanuel would mitigate the problem but, called on the University management to rejig its internal security to forestall re occurrence.
According to him, ‘‘the Governor’s prompt intervention into the matter has rekindled the students’ confidence and will restore normalcy in the institution.
‘‘Beyond UNIUYO, I want the security agencies in the state to ensure that other security challenges within the state capital are checked to eliminate crime in Akwa Ibom. ‘‘After all, the cardinal function of government is providing welfare and security to its citizens and, these I believe the security agencies are doing for the people to have relative peace in Akwa
Ibom’’.
While urging the security agencies in the state to wake up to their responsibilities of protecting lives and property of the residents, appealed to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to send more police personnel to Akwa Ibom for effective policing and crime
prevention.
The CLO Chairman thanked the media for always partnering the CLO to carry outs its advocacy project and sensitising the masses.

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